Tim Tszyu Wants ‘Big Fish’ Crawford or Spence After Fundora

By Jay McIntyre - 03/19/2024 - Comments

Tim Tszyu says he wants the “Big Fish,” Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford if he’s victorious against Sebastian Fundora in their battle for the WBO & WBC Junior middleweight titles on March 30th on Prime PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Crawford has put himself in a position to be Tszyu’s next challenger by using his ‘Super Champion’ status with the WBO at 147 to become Tim’s mandatory for his 154-lb belt with the World Boxing Organization.

Spence: The Bigger Payday?

It might make more sense for Tszyu to fight Spence first, followed by Crawford, as there’s still debate whether Terence is a PPV draw. Crawford hasn’t been a PPV attraction in any of his fights in the past.

Crawford’s clash against Spence did big numbers last July, but that could be due to Errol, not him. If it’s the money angle Tszyu is after, Spence might be the right move first, followed by a clash against Crawford if he’s victorious.

“Fight for the ages upcoming… old school mentality. Then, the big fish. Spence or Crawford,” said Tszyu on X.

Spence (28-1, 22 KOs) hasn’t fought since his loss to Crawford last July because he’s been dealing with an eye injury. If Errol is back to full health by this summer, he would be an excellent option for Tszyu to fight in Las Vegas, Texas, or Australia.

Some boxing fans believe Spence is washed due to his performance against Crawford, but it’s possible that the combination of his eye injury, 16 months of inactivity, and rapid weight loss took a lot out of him, leaving him vulnerable to Terence.

The Fundora Hurdle

Tszyu doesn’t have much time to prepare for the 6’5″ Sebastian Fundora (20-1-1, 13 KOs) for their March 30th fight after his previously scheduled opponent Keith Thurman pulled out of the bout yesterday due to a bicep injury. Fundora won’t be an easy fight for Tszyu, and he can’t afford to take this tall fighter lightly.